Teach your dog to stand outdoors
After learning at home
You have managed, by dint of perseverance, to educate your puppy so that he behaves perfectly at home. Your task is far from complete. It must now be as well outside and among the others .
Who has never heard the traditional remark: " He never does that at home "? Whether the excuse is sincere or not, if the dog has behaved badly in the world, the first person in charge who is pointed out is the master. In this case: you !
Your dog's education is a reflection of your own education. When you go out, you pay more attention to your behavior; will your dog make you feel like a joker? You must be convinced that your pet's education must also be useful to "others."
They must be respected as much as your house and as private places.
You all know that a sign with a barred dog means "No dogs", it is even sometimes spelled out "No dogs allowed on a leash". No need to do the one who did not know.
The respect of these prohibitions is part of the duties of the master. If the place is allowed to the dog, make him respect the partial prohibitions: lawns, flowers, sandboxes... One understands all the interest of the order of reminder in this type of situation. You can only go out with your dog in public places when it respects the basic orders.
The street and the passers-by
It is necessary to accept the idea that your dog can annoy certain people. You must not take the defense of your pet. It is true that some remarks are sometimes derogatory and unjustified. Try, through education, not to provoke them.
Keep your puppy on a leash
You can let him go when he is older and he will follow you. The leash will allow you to correct his bad instincts, especially that of jumping on everyone. Even if passers-by provoke this reaction by finding him cute, he must be taught to " resist ".
As soon as he rushes on someone, pull on the leash and say : "Sitting! By pressing on the rear end if necessary (although this is not recommended, this situation allows it). If the person wishes to pet him, he must remain seated . The big licks can be very displeasing and you have to understand it.
Your dog must be able to walk well in the street without going back and forth from one side to the other. In the street, the main thing is to "talk" to the dog with the leash. You must make him understand that this territory does not belong to him. It must remain "neutral" in any situation. This rule is even more valid in public and private places .
As you can see, street learning is very much related to walking on a leash
Cyclists who complain about dogs chasing after them are right. This pursuit behavior is instinctive in dogs but dangerous; we must not encourage it. Unless you want him to participate in a greyhound race! If you ride a bike with your pet, teach him to run next to you.
This is not insurmountable. It is enough for the master to be convinced that it is useful . Have him walk beside the bike on a leash. Go slowly, of course. Guide it with the leash you pull from time to time to keep the distance between you and the bike. He will then always stay at the same distance from the bike.
Just because you are in a garden does not mean that the dog needs to go anywhere. Your dog must understand that he does not have to mark his statues and groves with his urine. Take it either to the reserved areas (some parks have them) or to the periphery of the walking areas. Private places are also regulated , and often much more guarded!
Tie your dog in front of the bakery. He should not urinate, come off, or scream. We have seen that punishment is to be avoided as far as possible. But you can use it in this case. You have the dog in front of you and you can act "on the spot."
If he starts screaming, go out and scold him with his voice or hit him with a newspaper. If he's okay, congratulate him. If his behavior is too painful , do not take him for a few days, but go back to education. It is necessary to accustom oneself very young his dog to wait in front of a shop.
We have already underlined that one should not ask too much to his animal. We must avoid putting him in situations insurmountable for him and being forced to scold him. We think that standing properly in a shop while the master chooses a garment is out of reach of some dogs unless they are tired. Even in this case, they will lie down all the way along the way. Morality : Leave the dog at home for the last Christmas shopping!
It is important to respect, again, the indications given by the master of the place. Even if they do not always seem justified to you.